Thursday, January 23, 2014

In Honor of James {JIM} Petiprin

Howdy bloggers:

Thank you for stopping by today.

I created this card for my dear friend Amy. The school district in which Amy I both lived built a new high school [Carman High School] the year we graduated.  Amy and I have been friends for many years. Since our graduation, the name of our high school, including the mascot and school colors changed; today that high school is known as Carman/Ainsworth.

Amy's wonderful husband Jim passed away just before Christmas in 2013. We miss him greatly. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and dear friend of ours.

 Amy and Jim opened their home more times then I can count for us to come and fellowship - we had numerous pot lucks together at their home,  both inside and outside as weather permitted.

Jim owned Petiprin Tree Farm for over 20 years.He worked for General Motors for over 40  years as a tool/die maker. After retirement, Jim taught welding to high school students. He was a very skilled tool die maker. He made a wonderful green Christmas tree out of horseshoes - it is an amazing piece of art.

A few summers ago, Rick/Dick and I vacationed in the same area with Jim and Amy and enjoyed time on their boat [fun, fellowship,] and  a few more pot-lucks.

Today I dedicated this posting to our dear friends, Jim & Amy - We love you Amy and we are here for you.

I leave you with this my dear readers, Life is short - cherish every moment - tell someone you love them today & have a Happy Week! ~ Gail ~

Side View of card
Decorative cardstock for base of card - K & Company
Sizzix Scallop Circle Pop Up Die by Karen Burniston
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Holiday Joy die and stamp set -Pine Trees
PowderPuff Mocha Mama chalking ink for distressing around the banner
Kraft Cardstock for Birth & Death Dates
Birth & Death Dates created in Word
Photo of Jim Petiprin

I would like to share this card with the following challenges:
Jan 1 - Jan 30 Just Be Creative ATG 1E per day - Jan 23

Jan 1 - Jan 31 DL ART Thankful Thursday Jan Linky Party 1E per day Jan 23
Jan 1 - Jan 25 Crafting by Designs ATG UE

Jan 22 - Jan 28 Word Art Wednesday ATG 5E #4

Jan 19 - Jan 25 613 Avenue ATG with Optional Twist Winter Blues 3E #3


  1. A beautiful tribute, Gail. I really liked your message at the end - so true.

  2. Like the pop up card. Thanks for sharing a wonderful story of someone who touched your lives. My college changed names after I graduated. The college I graduated from in Orlando, FL was named Florida Technological University or FTU for short and is now named University of Central Florida or UCF for short. I still call it FTU. My hubby graduated from same college after college changed name. We did not know one another then. Also, college only had a basketball team when I attended and now has a football team which played & won against Baylor recently.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. What a wonderful tribute to a dear friend. I love the photo in between the tall pine trees. To Melissa Sunshine Honey Bee, my husband and niece graduated from UCF and my daughter and son in law from Florida State. They went to California a few weeks ago for the big game. GO NOLES!

    1. Small world. I had not heard of the Seminoles shorten name of Noles.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Gail, your card touches my heart knowing what it means to you! Thank you for sharing your story and a testimony to God and the family He gives us that we are able to fellowship with. I am truly sorry for your loss of a friend and for Amy as well as she has lost her mate. Thank you for being so bold in your testimony.

    Melissa M
    DT Member 613 Avenue Create

  5. Such a sweet card, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend and hope that you and your family will help ease Amy's pain. Much love to you all. Thank you for sharing this lovely testament to your friend with us at Crafting by Designs. We appreciate your support and the many makes that you share with us and our followers. And even when our comments seem of the copy/paste variety, please know that we do read your posts and appreciate your work, much love, mo xxx


  6. What a sweet post Gail and a wonderful tribute to a dear friend who touched your heart and probably many others as well. Great project I love the pop up style card and the trees are pretty awesome.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.


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